Counselling

  • Sessions cost between £10 and £40 – how much you pay is dependent on your income. We are not able to offer sessions free of charge. 
  • Sessions are available Monday to Thursday during the day and some evenings
  • Sessions take place at Leeds Mind head office: Clarence House, 11 Clarence Road, Horsforth LS18 4LB.
  • The service offers both short term (up to 10 sessions) and longer term (11-20 sessions) counselling.
  • The average wait for sessions is around six months, though we are sometimes able to get people in quicker depending on their availability.
  • Please note we only accept self-referrals.

Who is counselling for?

If you are experiencing difficulties with your mental health or if you are just struggling to make sense of things, seeing a counsellor might be the right option for you.

We will work with any adult who needs our help, whatever the needs and situation, as long as the counselling is likely to be of benefit.  You do not need a mental health diagnosis to see a counsellor with us if you feel that you would benefit from therapeutic support.  We can also work with people with complex and enduring mental health needs. You should be aware that counselling can be a difficult and challenging process, but if you are willing to engage you could find it to be very beneficial.

What will therapy be like?

We don’t believe in providing a one-size-fits-all service, and will make the effort to build a counselling relationship around your needs.  You may have a specific issue you want to discuss, or you may want to use explore your thoughts and feelings more generally.  We will work with you to decide on a course of therapy that is suitable for your needs. 

We have a dedicated team of counsellors with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds and expertise, and we will always try to match you with the best counsellor to suit your needs.  While some of our counsellors are fully qualified others may be engaged in ongoing training. You can be assured that we require very high standards of therapeutic competence, and all our counsellors receive a high level of support to carry out their roles.

How long will I have to wait to see a counsellor?

We have a lot of demand for our service and, as we are a charity, we only have so much availability to offer appointments. As such, you may have to wait a while after referring yourself before we are able to offer you appointments.  The average wait for appointments is around six months, though we are sometimes able to get people in quicker depending on their availability. Please note that we are only able to accept self-referrals at certain times due to demand on the service. If you are able to afford our private practice counselling service, the waiting list for this is often shorter.

How to self refer

If you would like to see a counsellor with us, please use the link below for our on-line referral process.

If you are unable to complete the online referral form please contact us on 0113 305 5800.

Referrals are currently closed as our waiting list is at capacity.

For alternative counselling providers in Leeds please visit the Mindwell website.